This is portrait of my friend Branko Gradisnik for the cover of his book "The Seven-Itch Year". Branko is writer, translator and one of the most intelligent and ingenious men I know. Later, when Branko decided to run for mayor of the capital city of Slovenia, he decided to use that same picture on his campaign posters. Very brave! (But I still have a bad feeling, that he wasn't elected because of my drawing :-()
This image was drawn entirely in Xara. (Except the shadows, which I had to blur elsewhere, because Xara has a really lousy Blur filter!)* I was a little worried, how the picture would look in large poster size, because of
another limitation of Xara- the exported images cannot be larger than 4096 pixels** (which was in this case- the poster was 100 * 150 cm- only about 70dpi. As we know, standard for offset printing is at least 250dpi). But again-
everything worked great! No "jaggies" at all. Moral of that story, good anti-aliasing is not only good for small pictures, but also for very large ones!